Phillips & Rix discover Rosa chinensis var spontanea in Chi

They are quite the hams.

Notice how big the plants are, not what I would be expecting given our modern garden roses but in keeping with, for instance, multiflora which shares much of the same natural range as chinensis.

Link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQWdg2f3qqs

very cute, thanks Don.

Very interesting! The first rose he shows has spots like the Marbled Moss!

I wonder when that video was taken.

When …what hats were they wearing in the photos in “Quest for the rose”?

I also liked the gallica down the hillside, definitely a different trip.